iOS app disconnects router

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  1. JoeTaxpayer

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    I am running the official TiVo app on my iPhone and iPad.

    The app works fine when I am not on my home network, but when at home, if I open the app, my wireless network goes down. By this, I mean no wireless appliance remains connected, and a restart of the router is required. The router is a Linksys WRT54G if that helps.
    This means that if I want to use the features of the app while home, I need to use cell service, or just move to TiVo online, making the app far less useful.

    This has been going on since I installed the App and I was hoping updates would have fixed this issue, but not so far.
     
  2. kpeters59

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    Dang! That's an old router!

    Do you know you can run 3rd-party firmware?

    I like dd-wrt...

    -KP
     
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    That actually helps me. I've always been from "If it isn't broken, keep it" but if a newer router would help matters, I'd be ok with that. I suppose if the same issue occurs, I could just return it, anyway.
     
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    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    The Linksys WRT's were the basis of DD-WRT, so they're WELL supported.

    Give it a shot before you set it aside (don't throw it away!)...

    -KP
     
  5. krkaufman

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    I'll see the "Dang" and raise you a "Yikes!"

    We had to retire our WRT54G router years ago, when our provider download spec grew beyond the rate the WRT54G could support. Putting aside the wireless spec limitation.

    Do you know what your ISP download/upload speeds should be, and have you verified you're getting what you're paying for, using speedtest.net or a similar utility?
     
  6. JoeTaxpayer

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    I don't know. I have no issue streaming video from Netflix on phone or iPad, so I never gave the router much thought, until this issue.
     
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    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Which is how it should be!

    But, there's a possibility that you're paying for more bandwidth than you need and are getting.

    Try www.fast.com and see if you're getting more or less than you're account is allotted and you might be able to adjust your bill down.

    -KP
     
  8. JoeTaxpayer

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    I appreciate the advice. I'm not paying 'extra' for my bandwidth. The speed (100Mbs) is the level given with the TV package we get. (and the test page you gave me shows 94Mbps, thanks!)
    More important, the house is wired. One of the things I've advise anyone to do when building a house from scratch, I had Cat5 (this was a long time ago) run to every phone plate in every room. So the router we're talking about isn't even near the modem, it's in my home office and pretty much feeds only the iPad and phones. All computers, TVs and TiVos are hard wired.
     
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